One of the sources of inspiration for this new blog was George G. Clark of both the Caledonia Centre for Social Development and Seafield Research and Development Services. George provided the following link to papers he had written on the MDG's some time back. It never quite made it into print in the UN system because there were 'contentious' bits. I leave it to you and your readers to decide. It is online here.
He also raises a question on the role that Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSP) play in figuring how to hit the MDGs?